Morrison and Sainsbury top for meat Rich List
Supermarket giants Sir Ken Morrison and Lord Sainsbury have topped the list of Britain’s high net worth individuals in the meat industry, the Sunday Times Rich List has revealed.
Morrison, whose wealth is estimated at £1.034m, ranked 64th on the annual guide, above rival Lord Sainsbury, who, at £960m came in at 75th.
Lord Vestey, whose fortune was originally founded on the 19th century meat trade, just made his way into the top 100 at 90, with £750m, while the only other meat-industry representative was 2 Sisters boss Ranjit Boparan, who recently took over Northern Foods. Ranked 275th, the list put his wealth at £275m.
Other notable names included snack and pie business founders, Sir Stanley and Peter Thomas (£225m), Malcom Walker, chief of Iceland (£166m), Farmfoods owner Eric Herd (£129m) and food distribution brother, Ian and Andrew Hall of James Hall.
Ireland’s richest included Irish Food Processors’s Larry and Kitty Goodman in at 15, with an estimated wealth of £470m. In at 30, Bert and Maurice Allen, whose transfer of ownership of Slaney Meats to Lanbter Holdings made no dent in their £262m worth. At 46th came Michael Herbert and family (£171m), who own the largest Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise in Europe, while another family, the Keatings, who own Co. Meath meat processor, Kepak were placed 167, and worth £45m.